Headquarters Department of Western Virginia
Dublin Depot, January 20, 1863
Brig. Gen. John S. Williams
Salt Sulphur Springs:
General: I desire you to inform me what disposition you have made of your
brigade, under my instructions of the--instant.
I am informed that there are some valuable mills on the Greenbrier River
and Second Creek, which I desire to protect, if possible. I wish you would inform yourself of the positions of
these mills, and report to me whether you can or not, with the forces under your command, give them adequate protection.
From: The War of The Rebellion
Printing Office 1888